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Faculty - Non Tenure Track, Lecturer - Photography

Utah Valley University
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Jun 24, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Other Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Faculty - Non Tenure Track, Lecturer - Photography

Position Category: Faculty - Non Tenure Track (FT)

The Art & Design Department at Utah Valley University invites applications for a temporary visiting lecturer position in Photography to begin August 2021 with completion in May 2022. We seek a compelling artist and a collaborative educator who will teach undergraduate photography courses with topics that include history of photography, darkroom techniques, documentary studies, color theory and camera techniques associated with digital and traditional film studies. The successful candidate will motivate students to create compelling work and contribute to the field of photography and visual imaging through professional work. The candidate is expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence, as well as teaching diverse multi cultural and first generation students.

UVU, located in Orem, Utah, is a comprehensive state institution of higher education with over 40,000 students. Orem is on the western front of the Wasatch Mountains and offers access to numerous outdoor activities including snow sports, hiking, mountain biking, and hunting. The Wasatch Front metropolitan area offers rich cultural opportunities in the arts including the Sundance Film Festival and world-class music and dance companies. The UVU campus is served by a wonderful public transit system, including a rail line that runs along the entire Wasatch Front urban corridor. The UVU School of the Arts has strong ties with other universities and with professionals in the arts in Utah. UVU and the School of the Arts strongly support undergraduate creative activities and service learning.

UVU is committed to inclusion and has established structures at multiple levels of the university to examine and challenge historical inequities and dismantle systemic discrimination. The search committee encourages women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and indigenous persons to apply. We welcome applications from candidates whose record of scholarship, teaching, and/or service strengthens the department's ability to offer diverse perspectives and culturally responsive mentorship to our students.

Full tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents, substantial employer contribution to retirement, affordable medical and dental insurance, life insurance, & 12 paid holidays.

Required Qualifications:
Graduation from a regionally accredited institution with an appropriate degree in a related field to the coursework being taught. Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and discipline content.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of digital and darkroom workflow, practice, and theory.
  • Knowledge of student management, motivation and evaluation techniques.
  • Knowledge of Apple computer hardware and associated software.
  • Experience with a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives.
  • Skills and experience with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge and Camera Raw.
  • Skills in traditional film techniques, including 35mm and 4×5 camerawork and darkroom processing and printing.
  • Skills in color theory and methodology as applied to digital camera work and editing.
  • Skills and knowledge of digital printmaking workflow are a plus.
  • Skills in interpersonal relationships, problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Practice and teach the photographic workflow from capture to processing to presentation.
  • Must have the ability to lead a productive critique and thoughtfully analyze student work and promote heathy in class conversations amongst students and faculty.
  • Ability to mentor and motivate students.
  • Ability to relate well with students and colleagues.
  • Ability to evaluate student work effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to apply appropriate technology in classroom teaching

Preferred Qualifications:
MFA is a plus, but not required. BFA, BA or equivalent in Photography or related field of study is required. Professional Photography Art workflow experience preferred. College level Photography Art workflow teaching experience preferred.

Physical Requirements:
Normal classroom requirements

Benefits Summary:
Full tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents, substantial employer contribution to retirement, affordable medical and dental insurance, life insurance, & 12 paid holidays.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: $47,000 - $55,000

Advertisement Number: FAC10221
Open Date: 06/23/2021
Review Start Date: 07/06/2021
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the “Review Start Date." This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date.

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Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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